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Quebec soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice

Jonathan Couturier, 23, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group, September 17; Improvised explosive device, Panjwai District, Afghanistan.

Private Patrick Lormand, 21,Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group, September 13; Improvised explosive device, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan.

A German Priest’s thoughts on Remembrance Day

In Germany, Remembrance Day was established as a national holiday in 1934, in order to commemorate the soldiers who died when fighting for their home country. But the purpose had been changed after WWII. Since than, we commemorate on this day all people in the world, no matter from which country they are, who are victims of war.

Son recounts father’s WWI experience

Photo: Contributed by Alec Roberts

After spending the 1916/17 school year at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, my father, A. Kelso Roberts, was sent overseas with all the other junior officers in his class who were at least 18 years old. As there were no vacancies in the Canadian permanent army, he was gazetted to the Royal Field Artillery in September 1917.

Labeaume visits SLC Business Program


Mayor Regis Labeaume's current business is politics, but he says business is what helped him arrive where he is today.

The mayor last week addressed a gathering of the P.W. Sims business school at St. Lawrence College in Ste. Foy. The event highlighted several former Sims students who are now studying at Griffith University, where they will receive their business degrees.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

We have been requested to intimate that gun practice will be carried on from the Citadel at one o'clock this afternoon. The inhabitants of the neighbourhood should leave their windows open to prevent their being broken by the concussion.

Loves Memorials column

Love your column Memorials and Things of Fame by Catherine Rouleau of October 28 (just in today) - the l859 item especially. Your column is always interesting and I love the fact that you take the time to explain details in today's context. Most appreciated. No puzzle this week.

Boo hoo.

New Bill C-6 looks after corporate interests

Hey Canadians, wake up and smell the turpentine!

Putting lipstick on a pig

No matter how much lipstick you smear on a pig, it's still going to be a pig. And no matter how much Bill C-384 you smear on suicide, it will always remain suicide.

St. Patrick’s High School visits water filtration plant in Charlesbourg

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Photo: Trisha Marie Klancar

On Wednesday, November 4, the secondary two students from St. Patrick's High School had the opportunity to visit the new water filtration plant in Charlesbourg. This outing was part of their Geography course in secondary two, which specifically studies waste management in urban areas.

Play remembers École Polytechnique massacre

It was a tragedy of epic proportions, the December day of 20 years ago when a 25-year-old man opened fire at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, killing 14 women and wounding another 10 women and four men before turning the gun on himself.

Former Quebec City resident carries Olympic flame

Karen Wallace will spend five hours on the road, through what could be chancy winter weather for a momentary brush with history, but she will remember December 1 for the rest of her life.

‘'It's a long drive for such a short run,'' said Wallace, 38, a 1988 graduate of St. Patrick's High School who now lives in Ottawa with her boyfriend. ‘'But it's a once in a lifetime thing.

Quebec City remembers her fallen soldiers

Photo: Evelyne Lemire, CFB Valcartier Garrison

The eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour. Valcartier stopped to remember. As did millions of Canadians for whom Afghanistan has become a household word.

Remembrance Day Event Schedule

About 250 military personnel from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and from various naval and land reserve units within Quebec City region will take part in the annual Remembrance Day Parade on November 11 in Quebec City.

South Pacific – Upcoming QAC Play Reflects Remembrance Day Themes

Photo: Yvan Breton

Music Matters: Yoav Talmi at the Morrin Centre...

Maestro's talk on Schumann's 2nd Symphony / November 15 2009, at 8 p.m.

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St. Lawrence Reaches Out to the Quebec City Community

The second edition of St. Lawrence’s Community Activity Day was held last Friday, and the success of the event demonstrates how a little help can have a great impact on our community.

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Photo: Dominique Routhier

Get Involved in Your Community

14th Annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Up and Running

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Photo: Lucie Girard

Economic experts tell us that Quebec City seems to have escaped unscathed from the recession that hit most of North America this past year. This, however, is small consolation to folks in our community who are out of a job or whose social benefits have taken a hit or who are wondering how to pay for next month's medicine.

[Photo] Andrew Caddell to speak at Holy Trinity this Sunday


Garnet Wolsley LeMesurier, volunteered for the Canadian Army in 1914.  Photo: courtesy Andrew Caddell


Out of Position

A few games ago, Montreal Canadiens' center Scott Gomez got rammed into the boards from behind by Atlanta's Slava Kozlov. Then, about a week later, teammate Matt D'Agostini was victimized by a high hit from Chicago's Andrew Ladd.

A taste of Greece in Quebec at “La Taverna”

Photo: Cristina Artenie

When tourists come to Quebec City, they discover not only its history of the place but also its restaurants. As its residents, we enjoy having so many places to go to.

A few weeks ago, on October 15, a new restaurant opened on Rue Scott, off of St-Jean. It is called "La Taverna" This is a Greek restaurant, with authentic Greek food.

Memorials and Things of Fame


Invitation to participate in the Morrin Holiday Bake Sale Committee

We invite you to participate in the Morrin Holiday Bake Sale Committee. We need your help in terms of logistics, solliciting contributions, preparing the sale and contributing items to the sale. We are looking for home-baked goods, jams, toys, Holiday Season items, gift items, etc. The Morrin Holiday Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, December 5th.

Insights on comments from last article

Thanks to all who wrote in to the QCT and who approached me personally with their comments, both for and against my recent article in the QCT. I'm glad that you spoke out and voiced your opinion.

Lions win hockey championship in Alma

Photo: College d’Alma

by Mike Labadie
The Halloween showcase held in Alma set the stage for the first Collegiate AAA hockey tournament.

The local team, sitting on top of the league standing had great expectations for this initial showcase.

Unfortunately for them, their vision of Halloween treats was tragically stolen by the tricks and energy of the St. Lawrence Lions.

Annual book fair a success

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Photo: Debra Christiansen-Stowe

By Debra Christiansen-Stowe

Booming P.W. Sims Business program stages public event at CEGEP St. Lawrence today

Newly re-elected Mayor Regis Labeaume will be among those addressing the PW Sims Business Program today at Champlain St. Lawrence College. The program begins at 4 p.m.

Lebeaume easily re-elected to first full term

Photo: Robert Greffard, Ville de Québec

By Ken Schankler
A challenge from a popular former radio shock jock was not enough to prevent a landslide victory for Regis Labeaume that Sunday handed the popular mayor his first full term as the city's chief executive.

Andrew Caddell to speak at Holy Trinity this Sunday

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‘'I am quite flattered because the cathedral was always my home church,'' said Andrew Caddell. ‘'I have a tremendous attachment to it.''

Caddell, 57, a native of Montreal with deep roots in Quebec City, will speak Sunday at his ‘'home'' church, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Rue Des Jardins as part of that day's activities.

Destino and Beyond...

I had the pleasure of a spontaneous evening out last week with my wife to listen to Destino, a crossover "popera" group that has just finished touring the province (24 shows from Havre-St-Pierre to Richmond!). Here in Quebec City they played to a full house at the Théâtre Petit Champlain, a lovely, intimate venue for live music.

Spagetti Supper

Don't forget! Valcartier Elementary School is having a spagetti supper on Saturday, November 7th at the Community Centre in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.  Adults $10, Children 5 to 12 $5 and 4 and under are free.  We will have a bake table, raffle etc. so come out and enjoy!

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